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Beauty of Bronze First Friday Reception

You are invited to the Beauty of Bronze artist exhibit:

Dec. 6, 2019 to Jan. 4, 2020
Please attend the exhibit reception
Friday, Jan. 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center

Share some cookies and check out the bronze sculptures made by the 5th graders from:
Abraham Lincoln – Columbia – John Newbery – Lewis & Clark – Mission View – The River Academy – Sunnyslope – Soap Lake Elementary, Washington –Valley Academy of Learning.

Students creating wax figures to be bronzed at the Wenatchee Museum and Cultural Center

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AOTA Awarded Community Foundation Regional Impact Grant

AOTA is honored to be awarded one of only 25 Regional Impact Grants from the Community Foundation of NCW. Give NCW will help us to continue the Beauty of Bronze and more as we make some exciting and necessary changes within our organization. Adele Wolford, founder and current president, will be passing the torch to the next generation of staff in this new phase of our organization. Your donation will help support general operations, programming and education to ensure that art remains on our avenues to be enjoyed by residents and tourists for years to come. Please consider donating – we appreciate your support! Continue reading

PUBLIC HAS CHANCE TO PURCHASE PUBLIC SCULPTURES

Art on the Avenues offers 18 of the 88 public sculptures for purchase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Adele Wolford (509) 669-2440 | (509) 663-9011

WENATCHEE – Not often do you get a chance to purchase a public sculpture and Art on the Avenues is making that opportunity possible.

We are excited to have five new pieces in our collection,” said Adele Wolford, Art on the Avenues Board president. “These pieces are a wonderful addition to the public art in the Wenatchee Valley. These five pieces, along with 13 others are available for purchase.” To see the pieces available, visit http://artontheavenues.org/exhibit/#available-for-purchase.

The five new pieces include:

  • Loving Embrace by Leo Osborne ($7,000)
  • Resurrection by Steve Love ($18,700 – pictured)
  • Big Bite by Ray Houston (SOLD)
  • Go Figure by Tom McCelland ($1,200)
  • Life’s a Ball by Joy Beckner ($10,800)

Anyone interested in purchasing a sculpture, either for their own personal collection or to dedicate it and have it maintained in a public location, can contact Art on the Avenues at artontheavenues@gmail.com.

Every two years, Art on the Avenues rotates into the collection visiting art pieces from renowned sculptors from around the U.S. and the northwest in particular. In all, there are 88 total sculptures around the greater Wenatchee area that have been added since 1995. Many have been purchased – the City of Wenatchee has purchased 27 pieces, Art on the Avenues has purchased another 27 and six pieces are privately owned and available for viewing at one of the many public spaces dedicated to the sculpture installations. This is the last year that new sculptures will be rotating into the collection.

Save the 2020 Beauty of Bronze

                                                                                                                                                    …help please

sculpting mentor2020’s Beauty of Bronze (BOB) program is not yet funded and we need your help. We are so proud to be able to provide such a unique and special opportunity to Wenatchee’s fifth graders at no cost to them. As a 501C3 non-profit we receive no tax dollars and are not funded by the city. We fund all our programs through grants and donations. We are hoping that the community will step up to help support BoB. There are many expenses involved in bringing this opportunity to the local children such as bronze casting at the foundry; wax, Sculpy and other supplies for each student; space rental; the professional artist in residence; and administrative costs for the enormous amount of work required to bring this experience to life, to name a few. The Beauty of Bronze started small with one class in one school and over the years has continued to grow to over 600 students. Click the link above to donate to our cause. Let’s see what the community can do to help keep this rare art tradition going for another year. Thank you!

Exhibit in Transition

      Change is in the wind…

With a little help from the PUD

 

The time has come for our bi-annual exhibit change. Several of the sculptures from our last exhibit are going home and new pieces are joining our fold.

 

Some of the permanent pieces will be moving around too.

Marlon fixing a site

The exhibit section of our website will be a bit thin, and the 2014-2016 brochure’s map will be just a bit off — that is until our new exhibit officially opens in June.

New Plates on Pedestals

 

Thanks for your patience!

 

Nothing a little welding can't fix.